Encausitc Paintings Focus of Pump House June Exhibit


The Pump House Center for the Arts will present the nature inspired Encaustic paintings of Sandra C. Pence from June 1st through June 25th.  

They'll be hold an artist meet and greet on Thursday, June 1st to kickoff the exhibit. It runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Pumphouse with music and light refreshments. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Pence’s enthusiasm for the human condition, her appreciation of the natural world, and her quest for self-improvement are the wellspring of her creativity. Her inspiration from nature is easy as she lives in the beautiful Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio and is drawn to the outdoors. She often incorporates bits of nature such as twigs, rocks, branches, nests, and leaves in her artwork. 

Pence has studied with instructors at the Art Students League in New York, attended the Columbus College of Art & Design and the Ohio University. She continues to refine her skills by attending workshops and classes and has become adept in oils, watercolors, graphite and colored pencil. Her most recent quests have led her to create with encaustics & ink.

Encaustic painting involves working with four main components: pigment, wax, resin, and heat.  Encaustic paintings are created by layering melted pigmented waxes.  Each layer must be bonded or fused together by adding heat. Encaustic paints are perhaps the most durable form of painting. Wax is inherently moisture, mildew, and mold resistant. Plus it is unappetizing to insects. The pigments she uses will not fade or wax yellow with time.